Listening Listening – Are You Really Listening?

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Sailing across glassy water is often portrayed as an uncomplicated journey with a destination ending in paradise, but what’s not generally highlighted in the glossy sailing brochures is that sailing takes immense dedication and skill if one’s to master the skill needed to cross a body of water. Listening Listening also takes immense dedication to…

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Relax Your Mind With Short Music Breaks

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Music Releases Us From The Tyranny Of Thought There are a myriad of practices, paths, books, electronics, sounds and courses all extolling and promoting the benefits to be found when you relax your mind. Generative Dialogue is no exception, we think a clear and relaxed mind is the starting point to creating a truly remarkable…

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More Tips For Becoming A Better Listener

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Listening is an attitude of the heart J Isham When I happened upon the above quote I stopped and stared at it for a few moments, and by stop I mean I stopped moving, thinking and even breathing. I suspect it was because at that moment all of me became connected to the quote in…

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Be Aware Of Your Thoughts, You Are Listening

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Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening. Lisa M Hayes I often find myself deeply in conversation with myself seemingly unaware of what’s transpiring in my mind. At times I’ll be walking down a flight of stairs when I become conscious of two things. The first is that I’m caught…

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Purest Form Of Generosity

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Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. Andrew Weil I had a radical thought the other day. When I say radical I’m speaking about the thought being radical to me, though I’m sure there are a few people in the world that would also find it radical. Earlier this morning I sat comfortably…

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We Are Stronger When We Listen

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We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share. Rania Al-Abdullah I think if I were to ask a large group of people about the subject of doing exercises to become a better listener, few would tell me they’d thought about it. But I think these same people would mostly agree with the…

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Take A Moment To Explore Active Listening

While thinking about Active Listening the other day there was a knock at the back door and at first I thought it must be a package delivery, but it was my next thought that got my gears churning. What was the thought that pushed all other thoughts off the stage? My thinking pointed itself to…

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10 Quick Looks at Mastering Active Listening

Listening happens, but being good at listening takes focus and hard work. We learn reading and writing early in our school lives but, when it comes to learning listening most of us only hear “sit down and listen” or something more colorful. The extent of our schooling in the art of listening is lacking, and…

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